Water Grill - South Coast Plaza
Sourcing from local fishermen, Water Grill’s seafood arrives from boat to table in a matter of hours. Water Grill Executive Chefs prepare the dishes with care, allowing the fresh seafood to shine, while using high-quality ingredients to elevate the recipe. From Spiny Lobsters in the fall to Wild Salmon in the spring, Water Grill’s focus is all about local, sustainable seafood and a one-of-a-kind experience.
A safe and comfortable experience, Water Grill follows all the CDC guidelines to ensure you have an amazing experience each and every time.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Spicy Lobster Roll
avocado, sesame soy paper, spicy mayo, lobster eel sauce
King Salmon Roll
farmed nz king salmon, avocado, hazelnuts, papaya, and white soy lime vinaigrette
applewood smoked bacon
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at South Coast Plaza! Chef Eduardo has prepared a special, exclusive 4-course dinner to ring in 2022! Join us for a memorable evening, filled with delicious menu offerings, optional wine pairings, an interactive photo booth, party favors, and more. Here’s to the new year!
Food was great, service attentive. The fish was fresh and flavorful. Only downside to our experience was the loud drunk in the nearby group. Did observe them being spoken to on occasion and the group reassuring they could control him but my 12 year old daughter was not impressed.
Kevin A Kent had the Mexican sea bass and a chopped wedge salad. Both good, but not great. Valet guys were great and well as the waiters. I just thought the food could have been a little better.
Excellent food even better service if you like cod, try the spicy cod . Unbelievable taste. We enjoyed it very much the ambience the food and our waiter.
This is a great place to go to when having a concert or theater night. The seafood is always excellent. Drinks are bold and the bartenders can concoct some surprises.
We were surprised just how packed it was on Sunday night at 6pm. The staff was not able to keep up so we waited a long time for drinks and dinner, but to their credit, everything came out hot and everyone's food arrived at the same time. I love the ambience! My scallops were delicious. Everyone seemed happy with their food.
Tyler was the best server we’ve had in years, hire more like Tyler. Thank you.
Beautiful, bright restaurant with a big bar. Food is always so good here!
Food was ok, noise little too much, the waitress, Christine, taking care of us was outstanding attentive and worm friendly she was the best we could ever expect.
in all we had a good a time...
Always great drinks, great food and a great crowd. Love this place.
Everything was delicious and exceptional! Thank you!!
Our server was great. Energetic and on top of it. VERY noisy. Don't like the fact they always want to put you in the middle of the room. Tell us the booths are reserved but if you call and try to reserve a booth, they tell you that's not possible. Go figure. Regardless, food was good, service great.
Always a wonderful experience at WaterGrill. The staff is courteous and attentive. Highly recommended
Dina the opera singer was our server. She was fabulous!!! Would definitely go back not only for the service but for the delicious food. The presentation was beautiful !
Salmon and king crab legs were amazing but expensive
Quality of food is only mediocre at best. Very expensive Alaskan Halibut had no taste and beans did not go with this dish. This restaurant has consistently disappointing dinner meals. Time to shake up the chef staffing. This should not be a ordinary so so restaurant they need to strive at becoming an extraordinary restaurant which at present, they are not. I shall not return until their kitchen staffing is re constituted. There is no excuse for them serving a tasteless $50 Alaskan Halibut dinner.
Had spiny lobster! Tender and tasty!
Great service and atmosphere.
Made sure we were served quickly so we could get to a show at Segerstrom.
Under staffed !
Long wait !
Ordered calamari and it was absolutely the worst I’ve ever had but people working there are really nice
Excellent food outstanding service great ambiance. A little noisy but not too bad. Expensive but overall well worth it.
We sat there about 20+ minutes before a server came to the table. No drinks .. nothing. I had to call someone to get us someone to come. Then we had 2 servers and no one seemed to know who our server was and toes were being stepped on. Food was amazing but ….
I enjoyed the swordfish. It was probably the best swordfish I have ever had. A great fish cooked perfectly and served hot. Great wine list with very fair prices.
Great evening. But simply to loud to carry on a conversation.
And business - great service by Peter…incredible menu with fresh seafood. Enjoyed crab legs, the Cioppino, and the Chilean Seabass. Delicious as always. Bread is one of my favorite parts of the meal! We shall return!
I expected a lot more. I saw tge
Experience was just incredible as they always are.
Highly recommend. Great place for date night or special celebration
Ribeye steak cooked medium was seasoned to perfection and the Chilean Sea Bass was okay.
Service was great!
The food was fantastic, but the service was disappointing. Mainly due to our server who awfully slow and not attentive whatsoever. Would try again in hopes this was a fluke.
We’ve always liked the vibe here but the quality of both the food and experience has slipped. IMO, It’s just not cool to go here anymore.
Water Grill is the go-to restaurant when our siblings ask the kids to stay over last minute.
Always on point with service and food, with the only variables being other diners.
Everything was above and beyond, couldn’t imagine any better 😊
Food was good, just lacking on the service. Our entree was served while we were still halfway thru the appetizers.
Great food and great service. Wish all the staff wore masks
It was a birthday celebration for my husband! Everyone acknowledged his birthday but the waitress, when we mentioned it she said she should have told the hostess! Oysters were delicious! They did not give us bread plates so we had to use our oyster plates for the bread too. Sea bass was delicious but cold. Cioppino was excellent! Just before we were ready to leave a waiter/busboy placed dirty napkins from another table on our table along with a glass of water with used coasters in it! Everyone has an off night and tonight it was our waitress and busboy! Disappointed to say the least!
Really great service and outstanding tasting food and dessert!! Will definitely be back!
The service wasn't bad how ever the time from we order our food to get to the table it was ridiculously long. We order the heirloom tomato salad and it was a disappointment, I just can't believe that the cook, sous-chef or the chef, allow this salad to go out with the pieces of tomatoes still having the base on pedicel on it!! I mean you guys charge sixteen dollars for actually two tomatoes and quarter of avocado with some arugula, you should be more careful and remove from the vegetables what is supposed to be removed. The main course took so long that the food wasn't on the right temperature. In one sentence, Not worth it to comeback. Sorry!
Fantastic dinner with family
Everything came out perfect
Food is delicious. Great restaurant for a special occasion. Service is top notch. Would definitely recommend.
Ordered a bottle of wine - 15 minutes later let us know out of the wine. Order another bottle to go with appetizers wine came when nearly finished with appetizers. Waiter brought the wrong food for one guest delivered correct food after other guest finished their meal. Took food to go.
Water Grill - South Coast Plaza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 208-7060.
Water Grill - South Coast Plaza is rated 4.7 stars by 4901 OpenTable diners.
Water Grill - South Coast Plaza does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://kingsseafood.securetree.com/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.